Hey guys, Just wanted to post a positive experience on here! I bought a Silverado 1500 Crew Ecotec3 4.3 V6 about a year and wanted to write how impressed I am with it. I looked down yesterday and I was cruising at 94 with no problems at all. I was just keeping up with traffic when I looked down at the speedometer. I had to slow down because I didn't realize how fast I was going. The thing still had plenty of power cruising at 94! I'm the type of person that won't be hauling a trailer or anything super heavy behind it, so I don't have any information on how it handles those things. I came from an 04 Avalanche with a V8 and honestly, I can't notice a difference in power at all. I do think they're rated about the same horsepower though. All around, I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I have never gotten in my Silverado and regretted my decision to get it over a Camaro. Just wanted to post a happy post today!
Thanks for the reply! And interesting! Just a styling preference? I’ve got a black Silverado, could gonthe direction of black rims and black running boards instead. I’ve just got all the chrome on the front.
Has anyone added the LTZ chrome trim (door handles, lines, etc) to an LT. What is the best way to go about this? Should I just take it into a shop and ask them to do it? I also want to upgrade my wheels to the chrome 20"s. Any recommendation on that? Maybe ebay?
joejoe11 replied to Mariachi09's topic in 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraI bought a 2017 w a V6 and have had absolutely no problems w AFM. With that being said, once my powertrain warranty expires, I'll get a tune and turn it off. Why take even a small risk when you can eliminate the risk by spending a little more on gas and a tune? With that being said, I've only driven the truck 2320 miles in 10 months. Hoping it can last 20 years!
So riddle me this if you will, and I doubt that this will workout, honestly, but I can dream. So I purchased my 2017 2WD LT V6 Crew from the same dealership last year for $27,800 on a 72 month loan. My payments is $418/month. It is in perfect condition with 2300 miles on it at this time. KBB and Edmonds value the trade in right around $27,100. I'm just going to assume this is high. So I'm gonna guess they'll offer me $25,000 for it. Here would be the numbers: New Vehicle Price: $26,387 Trade In: $25,000 Owed on Trade In: $23,637.57 Tax: 6.25% Interest Rate: 3.29% Loan Term: 60 Months Monthly Payment: $454.46 Would it be worth an extra $36 a month and two fewer months on my loan for theoretically the same exact truck, except for a V8 instead of a V6, 4WD instead of 2WD and a Z71 package. Plus an extra year on my warranties since this is a 2018. In a dream world, could I get the dealership to offer me $26,000 for my current truck and get the payment to $435. What do you guys think of all this? I think it's probably impossible, but I still e-mailed my sales rep at Holiday Auto to inquire.
I was just browsing new trucks and came across this in Texas. https://www.holidayautogroup.com/details/Whitesboro-New-2018-Chevrolet-Silverado-1500-3GCUKREC9JG349108 Z71 LT Crew Cab 4WD v8 for $26,300... It must be a demo or something. I thought I got a steal on my 2WD LT Crew v6 for $27,800.
It was a crew for me. All dependent on many factors. Use of truck, kids or family, price, etc. For me my number one factor was price, but I found getting a crew would have the potential for this truck to last for 10-15, hopefully 20 years with the amount I drive. Kids and stuff are in the future for me. So the extra $1500-$2000 was worth it to me for the crew. I don't use the bed but one or two times a year really. Just like to have it for when I do need it.
joejoe11 replied to Jchoi's topic in 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraWhen I was looking I considered F150 EB, Nissan Titan and a Jeep Compass (thank god I didn't buy this). I ended up pulling the trigger on my 17 Silverado and can honestly say that I have had absolutely no regrets. Not one. I never get in and start it and wish to myself that I would have gotten the F150. My only minor complaint is the transmission in the 17s is a little jerky. Good luck! They are beautiful trucks!
I completely agree. This is my own personal opinion, so take it how you will, but I think buying a vehicle a year or two old with 10,000-20,000 miles on it to get a deal is an old school way of thinking. I think the industry has changed and the manufacturers have shifted their way of doing business. But, hard to say if this is accurate.
I had the same experience when I bought my 17 in September. The exact same trucks used with 30,000 miles were running $2,000 more than my brand new one.
https://www.holidayautogroup.com/details/Whitesboro-New-2018-Chevrolet-Silverado-1500-3GCPCREC4JG225855 $46,140 discounted to $30,224.
I was glancing at pricing a few days ago and now actually looks like a really good time to buy a new 2018. Not sure what options you need, but check out HolidayAutoGroup.com or Bomninchevrolet.com. They're both no haggle pricing dealerships that list the prices as they are. http://www.bomninchevrolet.com/VehicleDetails/new-2018-Chevrolet-Silverado_1500-Crew_Cab_Short_Box_2_Wheel_Drive_LT-Miami-FL/3074936683 Brand new - sticker $43,940 discounted to $26,052.
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